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An Afghan and coalition combined security force killed several insurgents and detained a Haqqani network facilitator in Nadir Shah District, Khost province, yesterday.

The facilitator was responsible for coordinating small arms and indirect fire attacks. He also purchased equipment and supplies for insurgents in the area.

While searching the area, the security force observed several armed insurgents. An engagement ensued and several insurgents were killed, while another was wounded.

The security force also confiscated several AK-47 assault rifles, roadside bomb making materials and chest racks following the engagement. Completing the operation, the security force located and detained the targeted facilitator and multiple associates.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

North

In Pul-e Khumri District, Baghlan province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban leader and one associate during a security operation yesterday. The leader directed a cell of fighters in roadside bomb attacks against Afghan National Security Forces and was responsible for levying illegal taxes from local civilians.

South

In Nahr-e Saraj District, Helmand province, an Afghan and coalition combined security force detained several suspected insurgents during a security operation yesterday. The insurgents were found while the security force was conducting a search for a Taliban leader responsible for a cell of fighters in the district.

East

In Sabari District, Khost province, an Afghan and coalition combined security force detained one suspected insurgent yesterday while searching for a Haqqani Network leader. The leader is responsible for coordinating roadside bomb and direct action attacks against Afghan National Security Forces.

Also in the East, a combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Haqqani Network leader and several associates during a security operation in Orgun distict, Paktika province. The leader directed a large cell of fighters in conducting roadside bomb attacks in the district.

Finally, in Tagab District, Kapisa province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained multiple suspected insurgents yesterday while searching for a Taliban leader. The targeted leader conducts roadside bomb attacks against Afghan National Security Forces.

Article by ISAF Joint Command